America Today - Two Political Parties One Lunch
Military Industrial Complex
Since 1787 the United States has had a two party system. First there were *Federalists and Anti-Federalists when the *Constitution of the United States was created.
Only two political parties usually have had any substantial chance of victory in national elections. Indeed, since the Civil War, the same two parties, the Democratic and Republican, have constituted the American two-party system. The national two-party system of the late nineteenth century was an aggregate of one-party states.
The Democrats maintained a one-party supremacy in the states of the Deep South from the Reconstruction period into the 1960s and in some cases into the 1970s (the Republicans dominated the South from the late 1980s into the early twenty-first century).
Neither major party is strong enough to win with just its stalwarts. The winner must capture a majority of independents, crossovers or newly registered voters.
204 million eligible voters (age 18 or older)
63 million registered Democrats
47 million registered Republicans
32 million registered as independents or with minor party
62 million not registered
In every national election the major-party candidate who gets most of the independent votes wins. In recent elections the American people have tended to vote for a conservative President and a liberal congress or vice-versa.
America's political system as set up by our Founding Fathers had no political parties or factions. It wasn't that they didn't know about political parties, but that they were unwelcome.
When looking at the factions of Europe, our Founders didn't like what they saw - political intrigue, conspiracy, and hostile divisions. They were afraid that such a system would rip apart the Union.
Americans have been propagandized into following a two-party system by certain wealthy elites who have not only captured our two major parties, but also control many of our large corporations, our entertainment industry, the mass media, and government schools.
These elite socialites are able to easily propagandize us through all such medium, especially the government schools where they are able to train our children from a very young age. The push is on to get to our children from birth.
The Military Industrial Complex
Almost 50% of American taxes go to the Military Industrial Complex. The military-industrial complex is defined as a coalition consisting of the military and industrialists who profit by manufacturing arms and selling them to the government.
*Military Industrial Complex
America was once a land of peoples who knew how to think independently. As we have become increasingly socialized and become dependent citizens, we have lost that capability.